cover image Is This Panama? A Migration Story

Is This Panama? A Migration Story

Jan Thornhill, illus. by Soyeon Kim. Owlkids (PGW, dist.), $16.95 (40p) ISBN 978-1-926973-88-3

As the air near the Arctic Circle turns chilly, Sammy learns that his fellow Wilson’s warbler birds have already flown south, and he must follow. But how to find the way? During his out-of-the-way route, he meets other animals on the move, including sandhill cranes, a snake (“I follow the scent of other snakes to an underground cave where hundreds of us sleep away the winter together”), and humpback whales. Sammy finally learns that warblers typically migrate at night, using the stars as a map. Kim’s three-dimensional collages are well suited to the theme of flight: birds, butterflies, and dragonflies appear to lift off the pages. Appended materials include warbler migration routes and details about migratory species. Ages 5–8. (Aug.)